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needy

adjective uk   /ˈniː.di/ us  
poor and not having enough food, clothes, etc.: The proceeds from the sale go to help needy people in the area. wanting too much attention and love: Sybil was very insecure and needy.

needy

noun [plural] uk   /ˈniː.di/ us  
the needy poor people: Let us pray for those who are not so fortunate as ourselves - the sick, the old and the needy.
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